Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tools of the trade

Another blogger, the other day, said something about her tools. It made me think about my tools. So I got them out of their resting places and photographed them:

Counter clockwise:
  • Hand forged Utility scissors that I purchased in Amish country several years back--sharp!
  • My workhorse for fabrics--and ONLY fabrics-- my 9" Fiskars Razor Edge
  • 9" Pinking shears
  • Utility scissors--I have several of these in various places around the house--use 'em for everything!
  • Two small sewing basket pairs--one blue, one red handled, for snipping thread
  • Curved end paper scissors for the grand kids
  • and my prized pair of stork embroidery scissors--They belonged to my mother-in-law and were handed down to me! Yay!

Is this all, you say? Nope! I have other paper cutters, special scrap booking scissors, rotary cutters, etc. When fabric is your passion, a pair of scissors are your implement of choice!

What is your implement of choice?


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

One pair will never do the job...I have several as well :)
And you're smart for keeping your fabric scissors away from paper...paper will dull them very fast!

Marlene said...

Yes, lots of scissors are a must. I love my stork scissors, they were a present from my sister. I also have a huge collection of brushes and pencils.

Jac-Ber Creations said...

Lots of crochet hooks :-)
I always think I only have 2 and then I seem to find loads tucked away around the house :-)

Kathleen said...

Oooohhh! Lovely! So nice that you have the stork scissors!

storybeader said...

love the post! I use needles... small ones for beading, and large curved ones for bookmaking!

Casey said...

Ohhh wonderful collection of scissors you have there!!

My tool of choice would definitely be my camera =P